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As if yesterday's announcement that it's building a new Industrial Big Data platform and expanding its partnerships with Accenture, Pivotal and Amazon Web Services wasn't enough, GE is planning on hiring "thousands of engineers" in the second phase of what amounts to nothing less than an Industrial Internet "land grab". GE's multi-billion dollar push to connect everything from jet-engines and oil refineries to medical imaging machines and bridges has one common goal in mind – to make everything more efficient. Beth Comstock, chief marketing officer at GE, appeared at the Bloomberg Next Big Thing Summit yesterday, where she revealed that the company... more »
Dave Vellante and Jeff Kelly, theCube co-hosts, interviewed Jan De Witte, President and CEO of Healthcare IT for GE, at the GE Industrial Internet event, Innovation Day, in San Francisco. De Witte's unit is part of GE Healthcare, providing IT with healthcare systems, workflow solutions, analytics, etc and the discussion was primarily focused on the healthcare workflow and very specific medical issues and needs. Vellante asked how was the healthcare transforming, and De Witte explained that the industry was going through a lot of pressure, especially with the reimbursements going down. Like any industry, there has always been the pressure to drive... more »
Bitcoin Weekly 2013 June 19: Government Accountability, Taxes and Bitcoin? TorBroker for Trading Stocks; Physical Wallets TREZOR and Firmcoin
The US government and other nations are starting to wake up to the fact that monetary-value is shifting into virtual currencies due to the highly democratized nature of the Internet and the interests of cyberspace users in valuable virtual commodity. This is the center of a new US GAO report on how virtual currencies such as World of Warcraft gold and Bitcoin might run into regulatory nature of taxability—we’ve heard this one before, but it’s always worth noting when some officially natured entity perks its ears and puts pen to paper. On the services front, looking to buy, sell, trade stocks... more »
Stephen Ludin, Chief Architect at Akamai Technologies, discussed the company's content delivery challenges in the age of mobile, Big Data, and the Internet of Things, as well as the company's future plans with theCUBE co-hosts Dave Vellante and John Furrier, live at the O'Reilly Velocity Conference in Santa Clara. Ludin said that Akamai has to deal with two very different aspects of content delivery: the performance aspect of dealing with media, video, large files in general, and web delivery and small object delivery. "My goal has been on working on figuring out how to get the bar to go faster and farther... more »
Welcome to NewsDesk on SiliconANGLE TV for Wednesday June 19, 2013 here’s your SiliconANGLE daily round-up. Google Offers Mail-In Backup Google is introducing a new service that allows developers to mail-in their hard drives to be hosted on Google’s Cloud. For a flat rate of eighty-dollars per drive, Google will take any sized hard drive and upload it into a cloud storage bucket, which Google says is “faster or less expensive than transferring data over the internet.” Further expanding on the cost of uploading storage, Google engineer Lamia Youseff noted, “transferring large data sets (in the hundreds of terabytes and beyond) can be... more »
The comprehensive monitoring and alerting of IT infrastructures is a precondition for the availability of critical applications such as CRM, ERP and e-mail servers. If a company has a large number of competitors, and operates in an industry where steady progress is the key to success, there is an increased need for monitoring and alerting of key applications. Not to mention anyone seeking that coveted 99.999% up time. Graphdat, the real-time application performance monitoring provider launched last year, introduces Smart Alarms--a system that provides real time and historical data in one interface. It offers developers a comprehensive, enterprise-wide solution for the central... more »
If you’re a Game of Thrones fan and missed watching the brutal Red Wedding episode and the finale of Season 3, and you have an Apple TV, it’s not too late to catch up. Apple has announced that it will be adding five new content providers to Apple TV to deliver more programming to its audience. The two new big additions are HBO GO and WatchESPN, which means that HBO original series such as Game of Thrones and True Blood can now be accessed by Apple TV users, provided that they have an HBO subscription. As for WatchESPN, sports fans with live access... more »
Hadoop Summit North America 2013 is in a week. Before we get a chance to see what has been happening in the world of Hadoop, let’s take a look back at what transpired at last year’s conference. 8.5 out of 10--the rating SiliconANGLE CEO and founder John Furrier gave last year’s event. It was sold out, sessions were filled with attendees, and people weren’t there to sell things but were more interested in market opportunities. This is the legacy of the interest the community has in Hadoop and what we can expect to arise from the next summit. 2012’s event was big... more »
General Electric's new Industrial Internet Big Data management platform and the "Predictivity" analytic applications built on it promise to move its customers' maintenance strategies from break/fix to a proactive model based on the ability to identify and remedy problems before they become acute, writes Wikibon Big Data Analyst Jeff Kelly. As the world's largest manufacturer of industrial equipment, Kelly writes in "GE Unveils Industry-Grade Big Data Analytics Applications", it is well positioned in high-value data industries such as healthcare, energy, and transportation. However, it does not have the field alone. IBM has a five-year head-start in Industrial Internet with its... more »
IBM’s efforts to thwart the Amazon-CIA partnership have gone out the window. If you’re not in the loop, the CIA previously awarded a contract to Amazon to provide it with cloud computing services. IBM wasn't too impressed, promptly stepped up and filed a complaint to the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) stating that the CIA failed to properly evaluate prices and waived a contract requirement just for Amazon. The GAO sided with IBM and recommended that the spy agency re-open negotiations with other companies that offered the same services as Amazon. Unfortunately, the GAO later ruled that the CIA-Amazon partnership will push... more »